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What is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in adolescents?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
An adolescent is susceptible to the same range of STD's as adults. They may contract herpes, syphilis, HIV/AIDS, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital warts, etc. Unfortunately, some diseases are even more contagious and dangerous during adolescence, due to developmental changes in the immature sexual organs. Preventing STD's is an important part of adolescent health.

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